Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
OH MY ACHING BACK!!! We have been working like wild people trying to get everything moved from the old shop into the mill and we're finally there! Just a few finishing touches (really quite a few) to do tomorrow and then we will be opening the doors on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. There will still be some tweeking, but that will be happening for the rest of the summer. Wanna see some sneak peeks?
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Hi Prim Pals. Sorry I haven't visited so much lately, but we have a good reason. Dick and I have been very busy moving Holly Hills Primitives to the old Holly mill. I am so excited to get things in order and get opened back up so you can all see it. We closed the shop this week for the move, but the new doors will be open next Wednesday. Our new address is 105 Civic Dr., Holly, Michigan! We have moved and moved and moved, so today we took the day to get what was in there in some kind of order and it's starting to take shape. Tomorrow we will be back at the old shop again getting the dreaded basement organized and ready to go. I just had to share a few pictures of what we have done so far, but it's a LONG, LONG way from being finished.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
This was one long, crazy weekend! This post is a little long, but I have so much to share! Our clothing drive ended Thursday, so Friday morning I drove the clothes down to Seville, Ohio so they could go on to Oklahoma that afternoon. What an overwhelming experience! Mike and Tammy were taking a BIG U-Haul truck and a pickup filled with everything from bottled water, canned goods, clothes and more. What an incredible couple! Mike and Tammy owned a GREAT hot dog restaurant across the street from the truck and treated the best lunch! If you are ever in Seville, you HAVE to visit Seville Antiques. It was the very best primitive antique mall I have ever been in! What a treat! We are so lucky to be having two of the vendors at our Harvest At The Mill show in September! Lucy and Abbey came to spend the night Saturday night while their mom officiated a wedding. We had the most fun! Lucy went fishing for the very first time and squeeled every time she caught a fish. Abbey would stay out there fishing all night if we let her! We had a campfire and Lucy decided we needed "camp stories" and "camp songs". She was so tired by the time we came in that she was falling asleep when I put her in bed. After the girls went home Sunday, Dick and I headed out to the Great Lakes National Cemetery to watch the most beautiful ceremony I have ever seen. There were thousands of people there and it was so very sobering to see over 18,000 headstones of our fallen veterans. Then on Monday morning, we kept the tradition and watched the Holly Memorial Day parade in the front yard of our old house. Six of the grandchildren came, two of our children and friends Peggy and Bob's family. After the parade ended, Dick and I came home and slept the afternoon away. What a wonderful holiday! Now it's time to get busy building, sewing, stitching and painting new goodies for the shop. Sorry this post was so long, and I hope you had a great holiday too! Until next time...
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Hi friends! I just have to brag a little about our wonderful customers and friends in our area. We finished up the clothing drive and I couldn't believe how many donations we received! We got really worried that it wouldn't all fit in our Jeep, so Suski Used Cars in Holly donated a Cadillac Escalade to haul everything to Ohio in! It just keeps showing me how much people really do care. Thank goodness we got this vehicle. We kept hauling and hauling bags of clothing out and filed it right up! So tomorrow morning I'll be heading to Ohio to meet Marie Faren, transfer the bags to her truck and then she will head to Seville Antiques to transfer it all to the big awaiting trailer headed for Oklahoma. It's been a cold, rainy day here in Michigan, but my heart is warmed by the generosity of the people from our great country. We even had a stack of Bibles donated along with many cards and notes for the victims. Be sure to give your family and loved ones a big hug tonight and count our many blessings. Until next time...